Senator Bryce Marlatt was in the capitol city late last June. Supposedly he had meetings and other official duties to attend to. What we do have evidence of, is his night life.
Marlatt was indicted for sexual battery, this week. His cellphone records apparently were consistent with the felony complaint that an OKC Uber driver filed in late June.
Marlatt told Uber management that he has no recollection of being in an Uber vehicle driven by any 'female'. Prosecuters report that the
Uber did cooperate with the prosecutors and the results include charges that Marlatt committed sexual battery. Part of the female driver's testimony notes that this passenger not only made lewd comments about her sexual anatomy. She details how he repositioned himself directly behind her while she drove him to a 2nd location (a local tavern near the capitol), and how he physically accosted her, kissing her neck and proceeding downward until she struggled free from him. At this point he let loose a tantrum which included kicking the back door of the vehicle.
Fortunately for Uber drivers, fees are automatically debited from filed credit cards once the GPS authenticates that the vehicle has arrived at the destination.
- Senator Loveless showed disregard for state campaign laws when he repeatedly tapped into contribution funds for non-campaign personal spending. He resigned during the spring session.
- Senator Shortey faces federal sex crimes charges and was indicted by a grand jury. He resigned during the spring session.
- Senator Newberry scheduled his resignation so he could take a high-paying job at a prominent Tulsa area credit union. He still draws a legislative salary until January.
Marlatt was recently awarded a 3rd & final senate term when he successfully challenged the legal qualifications of Joshua Setzer, a Democrat. Setzer's legal team mounted a 14th Amendment constitutional challenge of state campaign laws, citing that the state has no constitutional compelling interest is setting rules for membership in a political party. That election board vote was split on party lines.